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Office of John the Baptist. MARK.

Jesus preaches. he goeth before you into Galilee; there 14 And if this come to the governor's shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. ears, we will persuade him, and secure

8 And they departed quickly from the you. sepulchre, with fear and great joy; and ) 15 So they took the money, and did as did run to bring his disciples word. they were taught : and this saying is com

9 | And as they went to tell his disci-monly reported among the Jews until this ples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All day. bail. And they came, and held him by the 16 " Then the eleven disciples went feet, and worshipped him.

away into Galilee, into a mountain where 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not Jesus had appointed them. afraid : go tell my brethren, that they go 17 And when they saw him, they worinto Galilee, and there shall they see me. shipped him: but some doubted.

11 | Now when they were going, be- 18 [ And Jesus came, and spake unto hold, some of the watch came into the city, them, saying, All power is given unto me and shewed unto the chief priests all the in heaven and in earth. things that were done.

19 Go ye therefore and teach all nations, 12 And when they were assembled with baptizing them in the name of the Father, the elders, and had taken counsel, they and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; gave large money unto the soldiers, 120 Teaching them to observe all things

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came whatsoever I have commanded you: and by night, and stole him away while we lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end slept.

Tof the world. Amen.

The Gospel according to Saint MARK.


the wild beasts: and the angels ministered THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus unto him. 1 Christ the Son of God;

| 14 1 Now after that John was put in 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching I send my messenger before thy face, which the gospel of the kingdom of God, shall prepare thy way before thee; | 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and

3 The voice of one crying in the wil- the kingdom of God is at hand : repent ye, derness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and believe the gospel. make his paths straight.

| 16 | Now as he walked by the sea of 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his and preach the baptism of repentance, for brother, casting a net into the sea : for they the remission of sins.

were fishers. 5 And there went out unto him all the 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and after me, and I will make you to become were all baptized of him in the river of Jor-fishers of men. dan, confessing their sins.

| 18 And straightway they forsook their 6 And John was clothed with camels' nets, and followed him. hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his 19 And when he had gone a little further loins; and he did eat locusts and wild thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, honey;

and John his brother, who also were in the 7 And preached, saying, There cometh ship mending their nets. one mightier than I after me, the latchet 20 And straightway he called them: and of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop they left their father Zebedee in the ship down and unloose.

with the hired servants, and went after him. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: 21 And they went into Capernaum; and but he shall baptize you with the Holy straightway on the sabbath-day he entered Ghost.

into the synagogue and taught. 9 1 And it came to pass in those days, 22 And they were astonished at his docthat Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, trine: for he taught them as one that had and was baptized of John in Jordan. authority, and not as the scribes.

10 And straightway coming up out of 23 [ And there was in their synagogue the water, he saw the heavens opened, and a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. out,

11 And there came a voice from heaven,/ 24 Saying, Let us alone; what hare we saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ! I am well pleased.

art thou come to destroy us? I know thee 12 | And immediately the Spirit driveth who thou art, the Holy One of God. him into the wilderness.

| 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 13 And he was there in the wilderness Hold thy peace, and come out of him. forty days tempted of Satan: and was with 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn


Christ cures the sick.


He heals the palsy. him, and cried with a loud voice, he came

CHAP. II. out of him.

TAND again he entered into Capernaum, 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch A after some days; and it was noised that they questioned among themselves, that he was in the house. saying, What thing is this? what new doc- 2 And straightway many were gathered trine is this? for with authority command-together, insomuch that there was no room eth he even the unclean spirits, and they to receive them, no, not so much as about do obey him.

the door: and he preached the word unto 28 And immediately his fame spread them. abroad throughout all the region round 3 [ And they come unto him, bringing about Galilee.

one sick of the palsy, which was borne of 29 | And forthwith, when they were four. come out of the synagogue, they entered 4 And when they could not come nigh into the house of Simon and Andrew, unto him for the press, they uncovered the with James and John.

roof where he was: and when they had 30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick broken it up, they let down the bed whereof a fever; and anon they tell him of her. in the sick of the palsy lay.

31 And he came and took her by the 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said hand, and lifted her up; and immediately unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be the fever left her, and she ministered unto forgiven thee.

16 But there were certain of the scribes 32 | And at even when the sun did set, sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, they brought unto him all that were dis-17 Why doth this man thus speak blaseased, and them that were possessed with phemies? who can forgive sins but God devils.

only ? 33 And all the city was gathered toge- 8 And immediately, when Jesus perther at the door.

ceived in his spirit that they so reasoned 34 And he healed many that were sick within themselves, he said unto them, Why of divers diseases, and cast out many devils ; reason ye these things in your hearts? and suffered not the devils to speak, be- 9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick cause they knew him.

of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; 35 And in the morning, rising up a or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and great while before day, he went out and walk ? departed into a solitary place, and there 10 But that ye may know that the Son prayed.

of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, 36 And Simon, and they that were with (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) him, followed after him.

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up 37 And when they had found him, they thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. said unto him, All men seek for thee.

12 And immediately he arose, took up 38 And he said unto them, Let us go the bed, and went forth before them all : into the next towns, that I may preach insomuch that they were all amazed, and there also: for therefore came I forth. glorified God, saying, We never saw it on

39 And he preached in their synagogues this fashion. throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. 13 [ And he went forth again by the

40 I And there came a leper to him, be-sea-side; and all the multitude resorted seeching him, and kneeling down to him, unto him, and he taught them. and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the canst make me clean.

son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, custom, and said unto him, Follow me. put forth his hand, and touched him, and And he arose, and followed him. saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. 15 I And it came to pass, that as Jesus

42 And as soon as he had spoken, im- sat at meat in his house, many publicans mediately the leprosy departed from him, and sinners sat also together with Jesus and he was cleansed.

and his disciples; for there were many, and 43 And he straitly charged him, and they followed him. forthwith sent him away;

16 And when the scribes and Pharisees 44 And saith unto him, See thou say saw him eat with publicans and sinners, nothing to any man ; but go thy way, they said unto his disciples, How is it that shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy he eateth and drinketh with publicans and cleansing those things which Moses com- sinners ? manded, for a testimony unto them. I 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto

45 But he went out, and began to pub-them, They that are whole, have no need lish it much, and to blaze abroad the mat- of the physician, but they that are sick : I ter, insomuch that Jesus could no more came not to call the righteous, but sinners, openly enter into the city, but was without to repentance. in desert places: and they came to him 18' [ And the disciples of John, and of from every quarter.

the Pharisees, used to fast : and they come, The withcred hand healed. S. MARK. Christ chooses twelve apostles. and say unto him, Why do the disciples of stude from Galilee followed him, and from John, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy dis- Judea, ciples fast not?

! 8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idu19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the mea, and from beyond Jordan; and they children of the bride-chamber fast, while about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, the bridegroom is with them? As long as when they had heard what great things he they have the bridegroom with them, they did, came unto him. cannot fast.

| 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a 20 But the days will come, when the small ship should wait on him, because of bridegroom shall be taken away from the multitude, lest they should throng them, and then shall they fast in those him. days.

| 10 For he had healed many; insomuch 21 No man also seweth a piece of new that they pressed upon him for to touch cloth on an old garment: else the new him, as many as had plagues. piece that filled it up, taketh away from the 11 And unclean spirits, when they saw old, and the rent is made worse.

him, fell down before him, and cried, sar22 And no man putteth new wine into ing, Thou art the Son of God. old bottles ; else the new wine doth burst 12 And he straitly charged them, that the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the they should not make him known. bottles will be marred: but new wine must| 13 | And he goeth up into a mountain, be put into new bottles.

and calleth unto him whom he would: and 23 | And it came to pass, that he went they came unto him. through the corn-fields on the sabbath-day ; 14 And he ordained twelve, that they and his disciples began, as they went, to should be with him, and that he might pluck the ears of corn.

send them forth to preach, 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Be- 15 And to have power to heal sickhold, why do they on the sabbath-day that nesses, and to cast out devils. which is not lawful?

16 And Simon he surnamed Peter. 25 And he said unto them, Have yel 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and never read what David did, when he had John the brother of James, and he surneed, and was an hungered, he and they named them Boanerges, which is, The sons that were with him?

of thunder,) 26 How he went into the house of God, 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Barin the days of Abiathar the high priest, and tholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and did eat the shew-bread, which is not lawful James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, to eat, but for the priests, and gave also to and Simon the Canaanite, them which were with him?

| 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also be27 And he said unto them, The sabbath trayed him: and they went into an house. was made for man, and not man for the 20 s And the multitude cometh together sabbath :

again, so that they could not so much as 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord eat bread. also of the sabbath.

21 And when his friends heard of it, CHAP. III.

they went out to lay hold on him: for they A ND he entered again into the syna-said, He is beside himself. A gogue; and there was a man there 22 [ And the scribes which came down which had a withered hand.

|from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebab, 2 And they watched him, whether he and by the prince of the devils casteth be would heal him on the sabbath-day; that out devils. they might accuse him.

| 23 And he called them unto him, and 3 And he saith unto the man which had said unto them in parables, How can Satan the withered hand, Stand forth.

cast out Satan? 4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful 24 And if a kingdom be divided against to do good on the sabbath-days, or to do itself, that kingdom cannot stand. evil ? to save life, or to kill ? but they held 25 And if a house be divided against ittheir peace.

self, that house cannot stand. 5 And when he had looked round about 26 And if Satan rise up against himsell on them with anger, being grieved for the and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the an end. man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he 27 No man can enter into a strong man's stretched it out: and his hand was restored house, and spoil his goods, except he will whole as the other.

first bind the strong man; and then he will 6 And the Pharisees went forth, and spoil his house. straightway took counsel with the Herodi- 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall ans against him, how they might destroy be forgiven unto the sons of men, and him.

blasphemies wherewith soever they shall 7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his blaspheme: disciples to the sea; and a great multi-! 29 But he that shall blaspheme against

The parables of the sower. CHAP. IV.

and of the mustard-seed. the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but have heard, Satan cometh immediately, is in danger of eternal damnation : and taketh away the word that was sown

30 Because they said, He hath an un- in their hearts. clean spirit.

I 16 And these are they likewise which 31 There came then his brethren and are sown on stony ground; who, when they his mother, and standing without, sent unto have heard the word, immediately receive him, calling him.

it with gladness; 32 And the multitude sat about him; and 17 And have no root in themselves, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when thy brethren without seek for thee. affliction or persecution ariseth for the

33 And he answered them, saying, Who word's sake, immediately they are ofis my mother, or my brethren?

fended. 34 And he looked round about on them 15 And these are they which are soin which sat about him, and said, Behold, my among thorns; such as hear the word, mother and my brethren!

| 19 And the cares of this world, and the 35 For whosoever shall do the will of deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of God, the same is my brother, and my sis- other things entering in, choke the word, ter, and mother.

and it becometh unfruitful. CHAP. IV.

20 And these are they which are sown AND he began again to teach by the on good ground; such as hear the word, H sea-side : and there was gathered un- and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some to him a great multitude, so that he entered thirty-fold, some sixty, and some an huninto a ship, and sat in the sea; and the dred. whole multitude was by the sea, on the 21 | And he said unto them, Is a candle land.

brought to be put under a bushel, or under 2 And he taught them many things by a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick ? parables, and said unto them in his doc- 22 For there is nothing hid, which shall trine,

not be manifested; neither was any thing 3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a kept secret, but that it should come abrcad. sower to sow :

| 23 If any man have ears to hear, let 4 And it came to pass as he sowed, him hear. some fell by the way-side, and the fowls 24 And he said unto them, Take heed of the air came and devoured it up. what ye hear: With what measure ye mete,

5 And some fell on stony ground, where it shall be measured to you: and unto you it had not much earth; and immediately that hear shall more be given. it sprang up, because it had no depth of 25 For he that hath, to him shall be givearth:

en: and he that hath not, from him shall 6 But when the sun was up, it was be taken even that which he hath. scorched; and because it had no root, it 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of withered away.

God, as if a man should cast seed into the 7 And some fell among thorns, and the ground; thorns grew up, and choked it, and it 27 And should sleep, and rise night and yielded no fruit.

day, and the seed should spring and grow 8 And other fell on good ground, and up, he knoweth not how. did yield fruit that sprang up, and increas- 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of ed, and brought forth, some thirty, and some herself; first the blade, then the ear, after sixty, and some an hundred.

Ithat the full corn in the ear. 9 And he said unto them, He that hath 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, ears to hear, let him hear.

immediately he putteth in the sickle, be10 I And when he was alone, they that cause the harvest is come. were about him, with the twelve, asked of 30 I And he said, Whereunto shall we him the parable.

liken the kingdom of God? or with what 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it comparison shall we compare it? is given to know the mystery of the king- 31 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, dom of God: but unto them that are with- which, when it is sown in the earth, is less out, all these things are done in parables: than all the seeds that be in the earth :

12 That seeing they may see, and not 32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, perceive; and hearing they may hear, and and becometh greater than all herbs, and not understand; lest at any time they shooteth out great branches ; so that the should be converted, and their sins should fowls of the air may lodge under the shabe forgiven them.

dow of it. • 13 And he said unto them, Know ye not 33 And with many such parables spake this parable ? and how then will ye know all he the word unto them, as they were able parables?

to hear it. 14 | The sower soweth the word. | 34 But without a parable spake he not

15 And these are they by the way-side, unto them: and when they were alone, he where the word is sown; but when they expoanded all things to bis disciples.

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The legion of devils cast out. S. MARK. Christ heals the bloody issue.

35 | And the same day, when the even14 And they that fed the swine fled, and was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass told it in the city, and in the country. over unto the other side.

And they went out to see what it was that 36 And when they had sent away the was done. multitude, they took him even as he was 15 And they come to Jesus, and see in the ship. And there were also with him him that was possessed with the devil, and other little ships.

| had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in 37 And there arose a great storm of his right mind : and they were afraid. wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so 16 And they that saw it told them how that it was now full.

it befell to him that was possessed with the 38 And he was in the hinder part of devil, and also concerning the swine. the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they 17. And they began to pray him to deawake him, and say unto him, Master, part out of their coasts. carest thou not that we perish?

118 And when he was come into the ship, 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, he that had been possessed with the devil and said unto the sea, Peace, be still: and prayed him that he might be with him. the wind ceased, and there was a great 19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, bat calm.

saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye tell them how great things the Lord hath so fearful ? how is it that ye have no faith ? done for thee, and hath had compassion on

41 And they feared exceedingly, and thee. said one to another, What manner of man 20 And he departed, and began to pubis this, that even the wind and the sea obey Tish in Decapolis how great things Jesus

had done for him. And all men did marCHAP. V. AND they came over unto the other 21 [ And when Jesus was passed over h side of the sea, into the country of again by ship unto the other side, much the Gadarenes.

people gathered unto him: and he was 2 And when he was come out of the nigh unto the sea. ship, immediately there met him out of the 22 And behold, there cometh one of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name;

3 Who had his dwelling among the and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, tombs; and no man could bind him, no, 23 And besought him greatly, saying, not with chains :

My little daughter lieth at the point of 4 Because that he had been often bound death: I pray thee, come and lay thy with fetters and chains, and the chains had hands on her, that she may be healed ; and been plucked asunder by him, and the fet- she shall live. ters broken in pieces: neither could any 24 And Jesus went with him; and much man tame him.

people followed him, and thronged him. 5 And always, night and day, he was 25 (And a certain woman which had in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, an issue of blood twelve years, and cutting himself with stones.

1 26 And had suffered many things of 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran many physicians, and had spent all that and worshipped him,

she had, and was nothing bettered, but 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, rather grew worse, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee in the press behind, and touched his gar. by God, that thou torment me not. ment.

'8 (For he said unto him, Come out of the 28 For she said, If I may touch but his man, thou unclean spirit.)

clothes, I shall be whole. 9 And he asked him, What is thy name ? 29 And straightway the fountain of her And he answered, saying, My name is Le-blood was dried up, and she felt in het gion: for we are many.

body that she was healed of that plague 10 And he besought him much that he 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in would not send them away out of the himself that virtue had gone out of him, country.

turned him about in the press, and said, 11 Now there was there nigh unto the Who touched my clothes ? mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 31 And his disciples said unto him,

12 And all the devils besought him, say- Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, ing, Send us into the swine, that we may and sayest thou, Who touched me? enter into them.

1. 32 And he looked round about to see 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. her that had done this thing. And the unclean spirits went out, and en- 33 But the woman, fearing and tren tered into the swine: and the herd ran bling, knowing what was done in her, came violently down a steep place into the sea, and fell down before him, and told him all (they were about two thousand,) and were the truth. choked in the sea.

| 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy

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